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BioInteractive Playlists

If you're interested in learning more about BioInteractive’s resource playlists, check out these videos by Chris Monsour and article by Karen Lucci on using and creating playlists.

Effective Components of Online Teaching

If you're interested in essential components of facilitating courses online, this article from Melissa Csikari discusses how she conducts her community college biology courses online, including giving students relevant and timely feedback. 

Can blood from coronavirus survivors treat the newly ill?

Hospitals are gearing up to test if a century-old treatment used to fight off flu and measles outbreaks in the days before vaccines, and tried more recently against SARS and Ebola, just might work for COVID-19, too: using blood donated from patients who’ve recovered.

Best strategies against virus: Track, isolate, communicate

Some strategies are proving more effective than others in containing the COVID-19 pandemic: pro-active efforts to track down and isolate the infected, access to basic, affordable public health care, and clear, reassuring messaging from leaders. 

Mystery of the Buffalo Boom

In this video, ecologist Tony Sinclair takes us through the steps of how he uncovered that the eradication of an infectious disease in cattle led to a boom in the Serengeti’s buffalo and wildebeest numbers.

China’s skies are briefly clearer while factories stay shut

China’s far-reaching efforts to control the spread of the new coronavirus have shuttered factories, emptied airports and resulted in a steep drop in carbon emissions and other pollutants. However, analysts caution that the dip in pollution is likely temporary.

The Science of an Extreme Animal Athlete

This video follows biologist Shane Campbell-Staton, who is studying the adaptations that allow deer mice living at high elevations to stay warm and active during the winter.